The Vine is a song about our old music lecturer, Paddy Devine, who taught us harmony and counterpoint back when we were in college. Paddy was the nicest lecturer we ever had, he was big into his rudiments and was very strict, but he was the most down to earth person you could ever meet. We were his very last class before he retired and he often took us out to drink wine with him.
We'll always remember him in a good light, hence the lyrics:
'It's glad to define the fine line and rudiments, and the forgotten necessity of the vine.'
Although the lyrics are about him, the musical aspects of the song go against most of what he taught.
'It's glad to define the fine line of rudiments, and the forgotten necessity of the vine.'
released July 31, 2015
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